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From: Ida Tassens <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:08:01 +0200
Subject: Honorary Degree and Workshop in Leuven Honoring Lennart Ljung

Invitation to the events at the occasion of
the Doctorate Honoris Causa
awarded by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven to
Prof. Dr. Lennart Ljung, Linkoping University, Sweden
on Tuesday October 12 and Wednesday October 13, 2004
in Leuven, Belgium

The Academic Council of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
<> has decided to confer the honor of 'Doctor
Honoris Causa' upon Prof. Dr. Lennart Ljung
<> for his many contributions to
mathematical modeling of dynamical systems, including system
identification algorithms and software for linear and nonlinear systems
and for his high impact on the field, both in academia as in industrial

At the same occasion, two more Honorary Degrees
<> will be awarded,
one to Manuel de Sola-Morales
<> and one to P. Ole Fanger

The Honorary Degree will be awarded in a special ceremony on Wednesday,
October 13, at 16.00 h in the central Promotion Hall of the K.U.Leuven
(Naamsestraat 22, 3000 Leuven, Belgium), with Prof. Dr. Bart De Moor
<> pronouncing the formal
'laudatio' in honor of Prof. Ljung.

For this occasion, a two day workshop will be organized, where we will
launch K.U. Leuven - SCORES <> (Systems,
Control and Optimization in Research, Education and Services), an
interdepartmental initiative of the K.U. Leuven, to integrate all
research and teaching activities in systems, control and optimization.
This workshop is also co-organized by the Belgian Interuniversity
Attraction Pole 'Dynamical Systems and Control'
<> and the Flemish Research Community
ICCoS <>.

The workshop starts on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 09.00 h and ends on
Wednesday, October 13, 2004, 15.00 h, after which all attendees are
invited to attend the Honorary Degree Ceremony.

Full details on the location, the program, the internal and the invited
speakers, can be found at

There will be talks by representatives from local member teams of
SCORES, spin-off and other companies and invited guest speakers
(including Prof. Dr. Brian Anderson
<>, Prof. Dr. Albert Benveniste
<>, Prof. Dr. Paul Van
den Hof <> and other guests to be confirmed).

We would like to invite you to these two days of events. Registration
can be done at

You can also send an email to
so that we can add your name to our mailing list in order to keep you
up-to-date on further details.

Bart De Moor
Joris De Schutter
Jan Swevers
Joos Vandewalle
Jan Van Impe
Geert Deconinck


From: V. Magar <>
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2004 12:26:55 +0100
Subject: Query on Large Eddy Simulation or Turbulence Codes freely available.

I am looking for a Large Eddy Simulation code to compute the flow close
to a rippled bed. I was wondering if there is a LES code freely
available on the web? Would there be a turbulence-closure code (e.g.
k-epsilon model) I could use for the same problem? Does anyone know
whether I could use FEMLAB to compute this type of flows?
Thank you very much for your help.
Vanesa Magar
School of Ocean Sciences
Menai Bridge, Anglesey LL59 5AB, UK


From: Martin Hermann <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 20:06:42 +0200
Subject: New Book, Numerik Gewoehnlicher Differentialgleichungen

I would like to announce a new book about the numerical treatment of
ordinary differential equations.

Author: Martin Hermann

*Title*: Numerik gewoehnlicher Differentialgleichungen, Anfangs- und
Randwertprobleme (in German) - The Numerical Treatment of Ordinary
Differential Equations, Initial and Boundary Value Problems.

*Bibliography:* Oldenbourg Verlag, Muenchen, June 2004, 446 pp., (EUR)
EUR 39.80, ISBN: 3-486-27606-9

*Description:* Systems of ordinary differential equations play an
important role in the modelling of scientific, technical and economic
processes as well as in the treatment of inner mathematical problems.
This textbook provides an introduction into the theory and practice of
those numerical techniques for initial and boundary value problems which
are implemented in the modern and often used software packages.
The book is appropriate for senior undergraduate or beginning graduate
students and for practicing engineers and scientists who want to learn
about computational differential equations.

From the Contents: Initial value problems. Numerical analysis of
one-step and linear multistep methods. Absolute stability and stiffness.
General linear methods and almost Runge-Kutta methods. Two-point
boundary value problems. Numerical analysis of simple and multiple
shooting techniques. Eigenvalue problems and boundary value problems
with a regular singularity. Exact difference schemes.

Prof. Dr. Martin Hermann
Friedrich Schiller University at Jena
Institute of Applied Mathematics


From: Chua Kian Peng <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 09:49:18 +0800
Subject: Conference in Singapore on Nanoscale Material Interfaces

Nanoscale Material Interfaces: Experiment, Theory and Simulation
(November 24, 2004 - January 23, 2005), Institute for Mathematical
Sciences, National University of Singapore

Organizing Committee:
Co-chairs: Weizhu Bao (National University of Singapore), Bo Li
(University of Maryland), Ping Lin (National University of Singapore)
and Jian-Guo Liu (University of Maryland, USA)

Program: This is a program of the Institute for Mathematical Sciences
at the National University of Singapore. The main objectives of the
program are to (i) review the recent development in the research on
material surfaces and interfaces, from experiment to theory to
simulation, (ii) identify critical scientific issues in the
understanding of the fundamental principles and basic mechanisms of
interfacial dynamics in different kinds of materials systems,
particularly those that are characterized by fluctuation, multiscale,
and non-equilibrium, and (iii) accelerate the interaction of applied
mathematics and computational science with physics and materials
science, and promote the highly interdisciplinary research on new
material interface problems with emerging applications.

Activities: The program will consist of a tutorial and two workshops
with ample opportunities for collaborative research among local and
international participants in areas of physics, materials science,
applied mathematics and computational science. The tutorial lectures
will be given by distinguished researchers on topics closely related
to the main themes of the program in materials physics, computational
materials science and applied mathematics. The first workshop will
focus on basic properties of material interfaces in nanoscale systems
while the second workshop will focus more on the mathematical and
computational aspects of the underlying researches.

Registration: Registration forms for participation in the tutorial or
workshop are available at Completed
forms should be received by the Institute at least one month before
commencement of each activity. Registration is free of charge.
Institute membership is not required for participation.

Institute Membership: Membership application for visiting the
Institute under the program is also available from the website above.
Members of the Institute do not need to register for specific

Contacts: For general enquiries, please email while for
enquiries on scientific aspects of the program, please email Jian-Guo
Liu at More information about the program is
available at the website


From: Wim Michiels <>
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 18:11:56 +0200
Subject: Conference in Leuven on Time-Delay Systems

Call for participation IFAC-TDS'04

K.U. Leuven, Belgium
September 8-10, 2004

This workshop on time-delay systems is the fifth in a
series of IFAC workshops, after Grenoble (France, 1998),
Ancona (Italy, 2000) Santa Fe (USA, 2001) and
Rocquencourt (France, 2003).

The objective of the organizers is to bring together
researchers interested in the field of control of time-delay
systems. Conference topics concern the many aspects of this
active research area, ranging from control theory over
numerical methods to various applications.

The preliminary program is now available at the conference
web-site !

Plenary Lectures

-S. Drakunov (Tulane University)
"Distributed Delay Estimation via Sliding-Mode Observers"

-R. Srikant (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Scalable Congestion Management Mechanisms for a Loss-Free,
Delay-Free Internet"

-G. Stepan (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
"Stability of Time-Periodic Time-Delay Systems"


From: Science Direct <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 11:49:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Nonlinear Analysis

Nonlinear Analysis Volume 58, Issues 1-2, Pages 1-243 (July 2004)

On the multiplicity of Dini subgradients in separable spaces, Pages 1-10
P.D.Philip D. Loewen and Xianfu Wang

Chaos synchronization of Lu dynamical system, Pages 11-20
H. N. Agiza

Structure of large positive solutions of a class of quasilinear elliptic Dirichlet
problems, Pages 21-44
Zongming Guo and Hongjun Yu

Stable transition layers in a balanced bistable equation with degeneracy, Pages 45-67
Hiroshi Matsuzawa

Multiple positive solutions of singular and nonsingular discrete problems via variational
methods, Pages 69-73
Ravi P. Agarwal, Kanishka Perera and Donal O'Regan

Existence of solutions of the very fast diffusion equation, Pages 75-101
K.M.Kin Ming Hui

A compact support principle for a class of elliptic differential inequalities, Pages 103-119
Yang Haitao

The discrete diffusive coagulation-fragmentation equations with scattering, Pages 121-142
Christoph Walker

Asymptotic behavior of uniformly asymptotically almost nonexpansive curves in a Hilbert
space, Pages 143-157
B.D.Behzad Djafari Rouhani

Symmetry for boundary blow up solutions of elliptic equations in a half-space, Pages 159-173
Wei Dong

Travelling waves for the Gross-Pitaevskii equation in dimension larger than two,
Pages 175-204
David Chiron

Entire bounded solutions for a class of sublinear elliptic equations, Pages 205-218
Khalifa El Mabrouk

The equivalence between Mann-Ishikawa iterations and multistep iteration, Pages 219-228
B. E. Rhoades and S.M.Stefan M. Soltuz

Multiple positive solutions of strongly indefinite systems with critical Sobolev exponents
and data that change sign, Pages 229-243
Pigong Han and Zhaoxia Liu


From: Science Direct <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 11:49:02 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contents, Computational Statistics & Data Analysis

Computational Statistics & Data Analysis Volume 46, Issue 4, Pages 621-835 (1 July 2004)

Construction of random vectors of heterogeneous component variables under specified
correlation structures, Pages 621-630
C.G.Chul Gyu Park

Semiparametric and nonparametric modeling for effect modification in matched studies,
Pages 631-643
Inyoung Kim and Noah Cohen

Linear rank tests for independence in bivariate distributions--power comparisons by
simulation, Pages 645-660
Egmar Rodel and Wolfgang Kossler

Drug risk assessment with determining the number of sub-populations under finite mixture
normal models, Pages 661-676
Jian Tao, Ning-Zhong Shi and S.-Y.Sik-Yum Lee

Maximum likelihood estimation for Tukey's three corners, Pages 677-687
John A. Randal and P.J.Peter J. Thomson

Assessing the performance of classifiers when classes arise from a continuum, Pages 689-705
B.-H.Bjorn-Helge Mevik

Testing a null variance ratio in mixed models with zero degrees of freedom for error,
Pages 707-719
M. Y. El-Bassiouni and H. A. Charif

Trend-resistant and cost-efficient cross-over designs for mixed models, Pages 721-746
Lieven Tack and Martina Vandebroek

An approximate likelihood approach to nonlinear mixed effects models via spline
approximation, Pages 747-776
Zhiyu Ge, Peter J. Bickel and John A. Rice

Generalized semiparametrically structured mixed models, Pages 777-800
Gerhard Tutz

Small sample inference for the fixed effects in the mixed linear model, Pages 801-817
Orly Manor and D.M.David M. Zucker

Inference concerning quantile for left truncated and right censored data, Pages 819-831
Sana S. BuHamra, N.M.Noriah M. Al-Kandari and S. E. Ahmed

Author index, Pages 833-835


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